Mandala 3 – Hymn 12 [Rig Veda]

1. MOVED, Indra-Agni, by our hymn, come to the juice, the precious dew: ye thereof, impelled by song. 2. O Indra-Agni, with the man who lauds you comes the wakening rite: So drink ye both this juice assured. 3. Through force of sacrifice I choose Indra-Agni who love the wise: With Sorna let these sate them here. 4. Indra and Agni I invoke, joint-victors, bounteous, unsubdued, Foe-slayers, best to win the spoil. 5. Indra and Agni, singers skilled in melody hymn you, bringing lauds: I choose you for the sacred food. 6. Indra and Agni, ye cast down the ninety forts which DAsas held, Together, with one mighty deed. 7. To Indra-Agni eeverent thoughts go forward from the holy task Along the path of sacred Law. 8. O Indra-Agni, powers are yours, and dwellings and delightful food Good is your readiness to act. 9. Indra and Agni, in your deeds of might ye deck heaven’s lucid realms: Famed is that hero strength of yours.



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